Are you struggling with teaching your students how to add and subtract mixed numbers? If they are comfortable and have shown mastery with adding and subtracting fractions, they should be able to find success with mixed numbers as well. Neatness and organization are important in math in order to reduce calculation errors. I find that using a template to help students organize their work can be ... Read More about Tips on Teaching How to Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers

## Multiply Fractions and Mixed Numbers {Digitally}

Show your students how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers digitally using models and the standard algorithm. To multiply fractions, I use two strategies: visual models and the standard algorithm. To teach mixed number multiplication, I use area models in addition to the standard algorithm. My students have always had a pretty easy time with multiplying fractions using the standard ... Read More about Multiply Fractions and Mixed Numbers {Digitally}

## Multiply Fractions with Visual Models

One of the more challenging skills in teaching fractions is using visual models to show mathematical thinking. In 5th grade, this is an element in both decimal and fraction operations. I like to introduce these operations with the visual models before moving to the standard algorithm of any skill. Let me show you how I use visual models to multiply fractions. Multiplying Fractions with Whole ... Read More about Multiply Fractions with Visual Models

## 2 Strategies for Adding and Subtracting Fractions

If you're working on adding and subtracting fractions with your students, make sure that you're using various strategies. It's important to show students how to use visual models in addition to the standard algorithm. In 4th grade, students mostly work on adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. By 5th grade, unlike denominators are used for adding and subtracting both ... Read More about 2 Strategies for Adding and Subtracting Fractions

## Equivalent Fractions Using Digital Visual Models

Equivalent fractions are an important skill to introduce to your students prior to teaching them how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. This can be challenging at first. If you teach them to create equivalent fractions using digital visual models, they'll have the opportunity to interact with the fraction models and truly "see" them concretely. The easiest way to do this ... Read More about Equivalent Fractions Using Digital Visual Models

## Introducing Fractions

If you're getting ready to introduce fractions to your students, I have some great tools to help you. Your students will see fractions as parts of a whole and gain a stronger foundation before diving into more complex fraction skills. Introducing Basic Fractions Fraction Tiles Use circles or tiles to have students: compare and order unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc.) combine unit ... Read More about Introducing Fractions

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